62 Y Sail Union was the name of the one of the most famous plays in New York Football Giants History. That play will always be remembered as one of the biggest, if not the biggest catch in Super Bowl History.
With tomorrow’s game against the New England Patriots, the week in NY Sports Media has been spent reliving that very play. Earlier this week, David Tryee was on WFAN, you can listen to that interview here. There is also a great write up about David Tryee, the play, and where his life has taken him. You can read that write up here.
David Tryee also wrote a book (with a forward from Eli Manning). In the book, which I recently finished, David explains that life is much more than the catch. He talks about his wife, his kids, his drugs problems, his religion, and the faithful catch. It is an excellent book which I recommend everyone reads, you can buy a copy of the book by clicking here.
Now about the catch. There are moments in sports and in life that you will always remember where you were when that event happened. In my short life (28 years) there are a few of those moments for me:
- 9/11 I was at Penn State as a Freshman in my dorm room.
- The Endy Chavez catch I was at Pippas Sports Bar in Danbury, CT
- Eli to Tryee I was at a family friends house jumping up and down on the sofa
Be honest, how many of you actually believed Eli Manning was going to lead the GIANTS to a touchdown on that drive? How many of you thought Eli was sacked? How many of you thought Tryee dropped the ball? At some point during that game we were all doubters regarding whether the GIANTS were going to win or not. Hell, they still had to stop Tom Brady when he got the ball back. However, the GIANTS did it all and they did it in style.
Fast forward to now: That game means nothing. The teams and players are different, the times are different, the location is different. The only relevance that game has tomorrow is that the GIANTS know they can beat Tom Brady. Enjoy tomorrow’s game for what it is; another regular season game. However, we will always remember the play for a lifetime.